From violet to vermilion II

Gallery Arnstedt, 2018

The works in this exhibition are a continuation of the research project From violet to vermilion, wherein I explore the physical nature and surroundings of a forest just south of Paris which was vital to a group of realist painters in the mid-nineteenth century. The text installation That same year...further compresses the narrative, connecting various historical events to one another via years and locations. Each sentence stands in direct correlation to the next but have become detached and are scattered around, creating space between them.

That Same Year...
Letters and symbols cut out from oak plywood, 2018

Vitrine displaying folded linen fabric, dyed with leaves from ash, beech, birch, chestnut, maple and acorns gathered in the Forest of Fontainebleau.

Jean-François Millet was born in 1814, the same year as Napoleon’s abdication at Fontainebleau, which is where Millet relocated and lived out his last days. Millet painted his famous painting The Gleaners in 1857, which is the same year that the Scottish astronomer Fleming was born. During those years, Millet worked on the painting Starry Night, a nocturnal landscape that depicts the Orion constellation. Fleming is again connected by her discovery of the Horse head Nebula, located within that same constellation.

Three oak framed photo gravures derived from satellite images of painter Jean-François Millet's rebuilt studio in the village of Barbizon, France
Each measures 22,5 x 31,5 cm